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Risk Management: Brick by Brick

Welcome to Risk Management: Brick by Brick! Join Jason Reichl on his journey to discover the crucial role technology plays in risk management in the construction sector. Accompanied by industry-leading risk managers, this podcast will deep-dive into the people who are helping to build and maintain the physical world around us.

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Risk Managers Don’t Know Everything with David Williams of LA Clippers
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is at RISKWORLD 2024 speaking to David Williams, Risk Management Director for the LA Clippers.
11:18 6/19/24
Leveraging Data Analytics for Risk Management in Insurance with Alexandra Littlejohn
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is at RISKWORLD 2024 speaking to Alexandra Littlejohn, the Managing Director of EVP at Alliant Insurance Services, one of the largest and fastest-growing insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the United States.
12:07 6/5/24
A New World of Risk Management with Rob McDonough of Marsh USA
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is at RISKWORLD 2024 speaking to Rob McDonough, Managing Director of Marsh USA, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management.
19:00 5/22/24
The Importance of Third-Party Risk Management with Brad Hibbert of Prevalent Inc.
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Brad Hibbert, the COO and CSO at Prevalent Inc., a company that provides third-party vendor risk management solutions to eliminate security and compliance exposures.
15:48 4/26/24
Safety Versus Risk Management with Daniel Ruiz of SC Builders
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Daniel Ruiz, the Director of Risk Management at SC Builders, a mid-sized commercial general contractor.
21:12 4/16/24
AI’s Role in Combating the Aging Workforce with Allister Yu of Rhoads Online Institute
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by our first return guest, Allister Yu, the Senior Vice President of Operations at Rhoads Online Institute, a technology transformation company providing automated compliance systems and services for the insurance industry.
16:09 3/20/24
Proactive Risk Management and the Benefits of Technology in Construction with Matt Aston, President at GPRS
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Matt Aston, President at GPRS, the nation's largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities.
18:10 2/28/24
How AI is Shaping the Future of Insurance with Marty Smuin, CEO of Arturo
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Marty Smuin, CEO of Arturo, an AI-based platform that is on a mission to empower people by providing clarity around the past, present, and future of property.
25:00 2/14/24
Flipping the Insurance Script with Tanner Hackett of Counterpart
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Tanner Hackett, CEO of Counterpart, a management liability insurance provider supporting small businesses in their insurance needs.
18:51 1/31/24
Navigating Risks in Sports and Entertainment with Rich Lenkov, founder and CEO at SERMA
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Rich Lenkov, founder and CEO of the Sports and Entertainment Risk Management Alliance (SERMA). SERMA is the first risk management association devoted entirely to the sports and entertainment industries. It is an organization of risk managers, claims managers, general counsels, outside counsel and other associated professionals who work in the sports and entertainment field.
19:42 1/17/24
How to Predict Risk with Computer Vision with Jeff Goldsmith, VP of Marketing at CompScience
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, it’s the last day of InsureTech Connect 2023, but Jason Reichl still has time to chat with one more of the leading figures in the Risk Management world. This time, he’s with Jeff Goldsmith, VP of Marketing at CompScience, an organization named number one InsurTech startup by Sønr and ITC. By harnessing the predictive power of data, CompScience is empowering risk consultants with computer vision that can predict accidents before they happen.
15:50 1/3/24
Getting Data into Insurance and Using it Right with Max Drucker, Co-Founder and CEO of {Carpe Data
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl takes a trip to InsureTech Connect 2023 to chat with some of the best in the Risk Management world. This time, he chats with Max Drucker, CEO and Co-Founder of {Carpe Data, an organization that provides next generation predictive scoring and data products to P&C and life insurance companies by leveraging the social web, online content, and other forms of next generation data.
19:58 12/27/23
Embracing Technology in Insurance with Tim Hardcastle, CEO and Co-Founder of Instanda
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl takes a trip to InsureTech Connect 2023 to chat with some of the best in the Risk Management world. This time, he chats with Tim Hardcastle, CEO and Co-Founder of Instanda, a SaaS company delivering unprecedented flexibility to designing, distributing, and managing any type of insurance product on a global basis.
34:41 12/13/23
Futurism in Insurance with Mark Breading, Senior Partner in Consulting at ReSource Pro
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl takes a trip to InsureTech Connect 2023 to chat with some of the best in the Risk Management world. This time, he chats with Mark Breading, Senior Partner in Consulting at ReSource Pro, an insurance-focused business solutions company that integrates people, processes, technology, and data analytics.
22:04 11/29/23
Why Risks Managers Need to Get Out Into the Field with Holly LeClair of ReArch Company
On this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl joins us from Procore Groundbreak 2023 where he chats to Holly LeClair, Director of Health, Safety, and Risk Management at ReArch Company, an organization specializing in maximizing the value of a project during the early design phases.
10:50 11/15/23
Cyber Security: A Leadership Issue with Kevin Soohoo of Egnyte
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl heads to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago once again to chat to Kevin Soohoo, an expert of innovation, data governance, and security in the construction industry. As the Senior Director of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) function of Egnyte, Kevin is clued-up on all things cyber insurance, so you’re going to want to listen up.
11:48 11/8/23
Understanding and Managing Contracts with Josh Levy of Document Crunch
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Josh Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Document Crunch, a contract intelligence platform for the construction industry. Josh has a strong leadership background with expertise in construction law, co-founding Document Crunch to bring his expertise to the field.
27:35 11/2/23
Building Strong Client Relationships with Lyndsey Christofer of Chubb
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Lyndsey Christofer, Executive Vice President of Construction and Real Estate and Hospitality (REH) Industry Practice Leader at Chubb. Lyndsey is responsible for leading a broad team of dedicated construction and REH underwriting and service specialists to deliver customized and innovative insurance solutions.
18:49 10/24/23
Building a Better Future: Empowering Youth in Construction with Aaron Frumin and Jennifer Dewees
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl heads to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago to chat to Aaron Frumin, the Founder and Executive Director of unCommon Construction, and Jennifer Dewees, the president of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI).
47:20 10/13/23
Leveraging Data for Operational Excellence with Danny Seigle and Peter O’Brien of Procore
In the first of a series of episodes, Jason Reichl takes Risk Management: Brick by Brick on the road to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. This time, he chats to Peter O’Brien, the General Manager of Procore Risk Advisors, and Danny Seigle, the Vice President of Fintech & Procore Risk Advisors. The trio discuss innovation in the construction industry, including the rise of technology and data and where it is headed next. They also delve into how they are leveraging data at Procore in the form of Operational Excellence Scorecards before exploring the biggest risks facing the construction industry today.
27:39 9/28/23
Everything You Need to Know About Intangible Asset Management with Tyler Capson, Managing Director of EverEdge
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, our host Jason Reichl is accompanied by Tyler Capson. Tyler is the Managing Director of EdgeEdge, an intangible asset management firm. During the course of their discussion, Jason and Tyler discuss all things intangible asset management, how AI will change a lot about how we value assets and look at companies, and the White Picket Fence Principle. Plus, Tyler reveals why you should never turn down a breath mint!
20:17 9/6/23
The Risk Management Puzzle with Kevin Yascur, Risk Manager at Soben
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl engages with Kevin Yascur, a Risk Manager at Soben, a global construction consultancy firm leading major international projects. Discussing the intersection of accounting, puzzle solving, and risk management, Kevin, with his accounting background, reveals valuable perspectives on his risk analysis journey. The conversation explores successful communication tactics with project management teams, pivotal early-career lessons, and the revolutionary impact of AI in reshaping risk management.
24:18 8/23/23
From the End of a Shovel to Risk Management with Mike Flynn, Corporate Safety Director at Barnard Construction Company
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl is joined by Mike Flynn. Mike is the Corporate Safety Director at Barnard Construction Company, a Montana-based firm that specializes in heavy civil construction projects. During their conversation, Jason and Mike discuss how much of risk management is science and how much is art, how Mike’s experience as a laborer allows him to be more successful as a Safety Director, and why community relations with subcontractors can be so beneficial. Plus, the pair really break down many layers of risk management by looking at it from the human angle.
24:45 8/9/23
[Greatest Hits] Focusing on Specialization with Matthew Meyer
In this episode, Jason talks to Matthew Meyer, the Senior Vice President at The Horton Group. Matthew brings new ideas and a strategic road map for middle-market construction firms located throughout the Midwest. Put simply, Matt’s mission is to provide guidance throughout the changing landscape of risk. During the episode, Matthew and Jason discuss the importance of focusing on specialization, how crucial a role communication plays when dealing with a client, and whether working in risk management affects your mentality. To find out how TrustLayer manages risk so that people can build the physical world around us, head to TrustLayer.io.
26:37 8/2/23
Why Risk Managers are the First Line of Defense with Zach Wright, Risk Manager at The Haskell Company
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl is accompanied by Zach Wright, a risk manager for The Haskell Company. As an experienced professional, Zach is a certified Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist who really knows his stuff. During their discussion, Jason and Zach discuss a myriad of topics from the themes of this year’s RIMS Risk World in Atlanta to the grading and risk assessment process prior to taking a contract on. Plus, they touch on why Zach believes that risk managers are the first line of defense, safeguarding businesses from potential risks.
24:18 7/19/23
Mastering Risk Management in Construction with Haley Weis, Senior Risk Analyst at Weis Builders
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, join host Jason Reichl as he delves into the world of construction risk management with Haley Weis, a highly skilled Senior Risk Analyst at Weis Builders. Discover how Haley leverages her expertise to assess and mitigate potential risks in the company's projects, employing advanced analytical techniques and implementing effective risk management protocols. Throughout their engaging conversation, Jason and Haley explore the crucial role of an open mind in successful risk management, emphasizing the importance of transparent communication when things go awry. Gain valuable insights into the benefits of contractor controlled insurance programs (CCIP) and learn about the innovative strategies that risk managers employ to foster collaboration and break down silos within teams.
25:55 7/5/23
Communicating Insurance and Mastering Risk with Marco Romero, Risk Management & Claims Specialist at Harkins Builders
Join host Jason Reichl in this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick as he sits down with Marco Romero, an accomplished risk professional and the Risk Management & Claims Specialist at Harkins Builders. Harkins Builders, a renowned construction management and general contracting firm operating in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the USA, boasts an impressive annual volume of over $400 million. Discover the secrets to effective insurance communication with trade partners as Jason and Marco delve into the world of risk management. With his extensive background in construction and a meticulous eye for detail, Marco has become a trusted advisor within his company, thanks to his expertise in risk assessment and analysis. Join them as they explore the dynamic nature of risk management, where handling unexpected situations is all in a day's work for a risk manager.
26:53 6/21/23
How Risk Management and Technology Overlap with Sharon Fox, VP of Partnerships and Strategy at Trust Layer
In this episode, host Jason welcomes risk management, technology and insurance leader, Sharon Fox to Brick by Brick. Sharon is the Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at TrustLayer. With over a decade of experience in technology and partnerships, Sharon has a deep understanding of how to build and manage successful relationships in risk management. Sharon has schooled Jason time and time again on how risk management and technology overlap! Together, Jason and Sharon discuss changing attitudes to technology in risk management, why visibility into other departments is imperative for risk managers, and how a Coachella trip inspired a career in insurance.
16:49 6/7/23
Risk World 2023 Part 3: Patrick O’Neill of Redhand Advisors, and Marc Vincent of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority
In the final part of our coverage from Risk World 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, Jason is accompanied by two more interesting figures from the world of risk management. First up is Patrick O’Neill, the President and Founder of Redhand Advisors, a management consulting firm based in Atlanta. Then, you’ll hear from safety expert, Marc Vincent, the Emergency Preparedness Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, a convention center in Atlanta. During Jason and Patrick’s conversation, the pair discuss the 2023 RMIS report, how the risk management industry is now ready for technology, and why technology might be the key to helping risk managers work across departments. With Marc, the discussion centers around the importance of creating a culture of awareness, what it means to have a resilient organization, and whether safety experts can ever truly switch off at other people’s events.
29:57 5/24/23
Risk World 2023 Part 2: Brett Tucker of Carnegie Mellon University, Justin Smulison of RIMS, and Maren Mooney of Stratus Risk Associates
In the second part of our coverage from Risk World 2023, Jason is in Atlanta interviewing some of the most interesting names in risk management. This time, who’ll hear conversations with Brett Tucker, Cyber Risk Management at Carnegie Mellon University, Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, and Maren Mooney, Director of Claims at Stratus Risk Associates.
55:23 5/18/23

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